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January 28, 2015
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Please Help IAFF Members Son
01/28/15 - IAFF Local 2647
Blizzard of 2015
01/28/15 - New London Fire Fighters
            Members responded to numeorus calls during the recent blizzard. Some of the unplowed streets were a challenge for both out personnel and equipment. Through the EOC, a coordinated response with public works and the fire department helped manage the situation. Companies responded to 40 calls during the storm.
Safety Stand Down for Cancer and PTSD
01/28/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Safety Stand Down for Cancer and PTSD Live Webcast ~ Wednesday, January 28 What: Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, January 28 Time: Begins at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET Web Link: www.iaff.
The Dropkick Murphys ‘Literally Hate’ Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
01/28/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
The Governor used a Dropkick song during an event, which didn't sit well with the band. A Facebook fan wants to know: why is a “union-busting” politician from Wisconsin using the music of a working-class-loving punk band from Boston to greet his supporters during a nationally televised event? The Dropkick Murphys—and their loyal following—aren’t too sure, but they want it to stop. Immediately. Walker is known as the Republican governor who introduced legislation in 2011, called Act 10, that essentially stripped public unions of their collective bargaining rights. The Dropkick Murphys didn’t like that, as made clear when they blasted Fitzgerald back in 2012, a year after the legislation was passed. “We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S.,” they wrote at the time. After all, they did support Mayor Marty Walsh (D-BOSTON), a “union guy.” By Steve Annear | Boston Daily | January 26, 2015 1:36 p.m.
Purple and Pearls for Kristi
01/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
Help Support Kristi's Battle! Come enjoy good times with the Logans and show your support.
Remember to Shovel Out Your Nearest Hydrant
01/27/15 - Rockland Fire Fighters
Winter storms and plowing operations can often hide the hydrants under a mountain of snow making them impossible to find quickly. In the event of a fire, firefighters have to locate and shovel out fire hydrants before hooking up to them. Precious time is lost and when a fire occurs we need that time to save lives and keep damage to a minimum.
Welcome BBQ
01/27/15 - San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523
A big thank you goes out to Chris Gatton and all those who helped with another great Bar-B-Que welcoming the newest members of our fire family! It was a beautiful January day spent with our friends and family.  .
Firefighters rescue 2 people from roof of burning house in Saginaw
01/27/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
SAGINAW, MI — The first firefighter to arrive at a burning house in Saginaw discovered two people on the roof over the front porch, yelling for help.
Firefighters learn basics of ice rescue to help train comrades
01/27/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
In the frigid water, the man acted to be in distress as veteran Frenchtown Township Firefighter Rich Knoles worked quickly to help him get back up onto the ice.
Firefighter/paramedic named department’s Firefighter of the Year
01/27/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Good firefighters are not hard to find in Brownstown Township. In fact, thanks in part to the reinstatement of the Firefighter of the Year award, they often stand out.
Firefighters rescue 2 people from roof of burning house in Saginaw
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 102
SAGINAW, MI — The first firefighter to arrive at a burning house in Saginaw discovered two people on the roof over the front porch, yelling for help. Leaning a ladder from the roof to the ground provided the two occupants a safe escape shortly after the 8:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at a home on Owen near East Holland, Saginaw Fire Chief Chris Van Loo said.
Snow Emergency
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
As of tonight at 6:00PM the City of Malden will declare a snow emergency. We encourage residents to find off-street parking as soon as possible. After the snow emergency begins at 6PM tonight, winter parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.
Elmwood Ave Fire
01/26/15 - BFFA 3044
Severe Weather Checklist
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
The Malden Fire Fighters and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, advises everyone to be safe and prepared for the upcoming severe weather
Locate and Shovel Buried Hydrants
01/26/15 - IAFF Local 902
Every Second Counts Malden Fire Fighters are asking the public for help during this severe weather. Please take the time to locate and shovel out your nearest fire hydrant. Every second counts and having the hydrant already cleared of snow, will help the Malden Fire Fighters do their job quickly.
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance
01/26/15 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Captain Jeff Dill present the workshop: Saving Those Who Save Others Suicide prevention & awareness March 2, 2015 8am ?12pm Co-­hosted by West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District Location: West Metro Training Center 3535 S. Kipling St. Lakewood, CO 80235 A direct look into suicides within the fire service.
2015 Legislative Conference
01/26/15 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
The PFFA 2015 Legislative Conference will be held April 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. Information regarding conference and hotel registration will be mailed to each local in February. Please plan to have someone from your local attend.
Blizzard 2015
01/26/15 - Westport Fire Local1802
Please keep generators outdoors and away from open doors and windows to prevent carbon monoxide from entering your home Keep exhuast vents clear Stay away from downed power lines 911 is for emergency use only, for general questions or inquiries call 508.636.1122 (police) or 508.636.
Severe Weather Checklist
01/25/15 - Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts
With the forecast for severe weather, the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts offer our "Severe Weather Checklist" to help keep you and your family safe.
Stop the Cell Towers going up at fire stations...
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 1014
Dear members, As you undoubtedly know, Motorola – a contractor for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) – is in the process of installing cell towers at 86 County fire and lifeguard facilities.
Clarification on Political Activities by Members
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 51
Texas Local Government Code Chapter 150.  Miscellaneous Provisions Affecting Municipal Officers And Employees Subchapter A. Involvement of Fire Fighters And Police Officers In Political Activities §  150.002.
Pulse Point
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 4349
PulsePoint App saves lives      It was nice and sunny the day Captain Greg Rainville and his wife decided to visit the San Diego Zoo.  As they pulled into the parking lot, they noticed a commotion over on the sidewalk.  As they approached, they saw a man unconscious on the ground.
Health and Safety Section
01/25/15 - CFFA
Please visit our Health and Safety page to find some great training resources for around the station.  There is a lot of information to bre explored on that page.
Commission Ignorance
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 3169
So our Commission wants to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a consulting fee to do the job that our Fire Chief has been telling them all along and then ignore the advice...AGAIN!  Wow! Am I really here??  I think I have just been teleported to the land of STUPIDITY!  Please read this Ocala Starbanner article. http://www.ocala.
2015 AFD Shift Bid
01/25/15 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
IAFF Local 244 has invested in the web-based program for the 2015 AFD Shift Bid. The in-shift bid is scheduled for February 2, 3 & 4. All members must log in on the fireshiftbid.com website to participate in the bid. On the website click on the “Login” tab at the top, then fill out the fields under “Register New Account”.
Emergency Checklist
01/25/15 - IAFF Local 1478
2015 Installation Event
01/24/15 - IAFF Local 21
The annual Local 21 Installation Party has changed locations from Ideal Hall to the newly remodeled Hillcrest Country Club located at 2200 Larpenter Ave East.
Retirement Newsletter Dual Response
01/24/15 - IAFF Local 2819
This month’s Dual Response – the LEOFF II Board’s publication – highlights two issues that affect a portion of our membership.  Both of the issues are related to Social Security benefits.  Below is a synopsis of what is better explained in the newsletter.
WSCFF Scholarship 2015
01/24/15 - IAFF Local 2819
To read the specifics, members need to login to the website. Applications are due February 28th.
2015 Young Fire Fighter Conference
01/24/15 - IAFF 7th District
The 2015 Young Fire Fighter Conference will
Mourning the Loss
01/24/15 - Urbana Firefighters Local 1147
It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that the Urbana Firefighters announce the death of Division Chief Russell Chism. Division Chief Chism was a 19-­?year Veteran with the Urbana Fire Department and also served as Fire Chief for the St. Joseph Stanton Fire Protection District. A celebration of his life will be at The Vineyard Church in Urbana, Illinois.
Online Vote Runs Through 1/27
01/24/15 - Local 2580
An online vote re:  ordering more Pink Heals shirts runs from today (at 1500hrs) through Tu., 1/27 (2359hrs). You must log-in to vote. If you need help, please check your e-mail for directions or contact Heather.
Trivia Night 2015 update
01/24/15 - Zion Firefighters
Below the picture of Trivia Night 2015 is the link for signup information.
4th Annual Trivia Night
01/24/15 - Zion Firefighters
PRE PARADE PARTY FOR CANCER RESEARCH
01/24/15 - Lets Fire Cancer
Thanks for your support!
01/24/15 - Local 2580
Thanks to your generosity, CHFFA was able to raise over $1,600 to provide a great Thanksgiving meal & forty SECU gift cards for Burn Center families. A special thanks to: - our donors-- Orange County Chiefs' Association, Eno Fire Department, Bahama Fire Department, Caldwell Fire Department, Newton's Fire & Safety Equipment, & numerous individuals.
LFD Trains in Ice Rescue Operations
01/24/15 - Lexington Fire Fighters
This week members of C and D group trained in Ice Rescue techniques and procedures. This drill involved the use of the Mustang Ice Rescue suits and simulated the rescue of a person that fell through ice.
Passing of Retired Firefighter John Clark
01/23/15 - New London Fire Fighters
It is with deepest regret Local 1522 announces the passing of Retired Firefighter John Clark. John came on the job in 1984 and retired in 2001. At John's request, there are no services being planned at this time. Our condolences to his family. Rest in peace John.
Benifit for Connecticut Burn Center
01/23/15 - Hartford Fire Fighters Association
SAVE THE DATE! Fourth Annual Wine & Beer Tasting To Benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT Peer Support Programs for CT Burn Survivors
New Members and More Promotions for Local 2687
01/23/15 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
Local 2687 wishes to congratulate our newest members. From Left to Right Probationary Firefighters Matthew Kellick, J.P. Cristini, Zach Criscuolo, and Mike Colandrea. Our new members were sworn in today (Friday, Jan. 23, 2015) during a ceremony at the Memorial Town Hall Rotunda. Welcome to the job, we wish you long and healthy careers with the Hamden Fire Department and L2687.
Ice Rescue Training
01/23/15 - IAFF Local 892
Appropriate for the current season, personnel participated in Ice Rescue training this morning, 1/23/15. First, members reviewed current department guidelines on Cold Water and Ice Rescue responses. All companies then proceeded to the boat launch at Brown Park for practical exercises. Personnel donned Mustang Rescue Suits and practiced retrieving a victim.
Local 282's 4th Annual Dinner Party 2-26-15
01/23/15 - Buffalo Professional Firefighters Assoc.
Local 282 will be hosting their 4th Annual Dinner Party on February 26th, 2015.  It will be held at Lucarelli's Banquet Facility (1830 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna, NY).  Local 282 will be honoring all members who have retired and those promoted since last year's party. There will be dinner, open bar, and music all for the cost of $35.00 per person.
IAFF Live Webcasts on Cancer & PTSD in the Fire Service
01/23/15 - UPFFA
IAFF Live Webcasts on Cancer and PTSD in the Fire Service The IAFF will be presenting two live webcasts on two of the biggest issues in the fire service today - the increased risk for occupational cancers and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
JOBS: Monroe Firefighter/Paramedic (Deadline: Feb. 23, 2015)
01/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
The City of Monroe is accepting applications for future full-time Firefighter/Paramedic job vacancies. Successful applicants will be responsible for providing ALS emergency medical first response and effective fire suppression and prevention services.
Macomb firefighters receive Life Saving, New Life awards
01/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Once a year, the Macomb Township Fire Department takes the time to recognize life-saving acts of heroism by hosting a public ceremony.
Firefighters expect layoff notices
01/23/15 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Taylor officials expect to issue layoff notices Friday to more than half of the city’s firefighters, as a federal grant that pays their salaries expires in 30 days.
Contract Negotiations Update
01/23/15 - IAFF Local 51
The fact finding hearing with the city was held on Tuesday January 20th, and Wednesday January 21st at City Hall. Fact finding is the next step in the impasse process outlined in the contract and involved a fact finder that was mutually agreed to by both parties. Each side presented their case on the issues we were not able to agree to and that you, the membership, voted down 667 to 4.
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